2009 AIRSHOW SEASON
Airshows are one of the primary showcases of military and civilian aviation all around the world. From vintage aerobatic feats recollecting the early 'barnstorming' days to high powered military fighter jets and everything in between, Airshows are a stable of aviation showcase held around the world every year. Either hosted by active military bases or civilian airports, Airshows are one of the greatest pastimes you'll find in America and the world, drawing millions of people each year. Here you'll find selected images from Airshows all around the west coast of the United States going as far back as 2003.
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Nellis AFB Airshow 2009
DATE: NOVEMBER 14-15, 2009
| LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
| 108 IMAGES
Nellis AFB Airshow 2009 - November 14-15, 2009
Once referred to as 'Aviation Nation', the Nellis AFB Airshow wraps up a year long season of airshows and is the final show for the USAF Thunderbirds. Showcasing the most modern and high tech military aircraft alongside vintage aircraft spanning through various wars, Nellis is a fitting end to a long Airshow season.
Wings, Wheels, & Rotors Expo 2009
DATE: OCTOBER 25, 2009
| LOS ALAMITOS ARMY AIR BASE, CALIFORNIA
| 18 IMAGES
Wings, Wheels, & Rotors Expo 2009 - October 25, 2009
The Los Alamitos Army Air Base 'Wings, Wheels, and Rotors Expo' may be small at first glance, but the collection of military helicopters from various branches and law enforcement is one of the largest in Southern California. Staying till the very end of the show and one can catch the departures of the helicopters and aircraft.
Edwards AFB Airshow 2009
DATE: OCTOBER 17, 2009
| EDWARDS AFB, CALIFORNIA
| 80 IMAGES
Edwards AFB Airshow 2009 - October 17, 2009
One of the most unique airshows in the world, Edwards AFB not only holds many milestones in aviation history and achievements but also is a key figure with the future of aviation. Often showcasing some of the most advanced military aircraft, Edwards gives the civilian population a rare look into the cutting age of military technology.
MCAS Miramar Airshow 2009
DATE: OCTOBER 2-4, 2009
| SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
| 263 IMAGES
MCAS Miramar Airshow 2009 - October 2-4, 2009
One of the biggest Modern Military airshows in the entire world, the MCAS Miramar Airshow in San Diego hosts a look at all branches of the US Military and allies. With nearly a million visitors over 3 days, the airshow showcases the finest performances and displays of military aviation, usually ending with the USN Blue Angels demonstration.
Wings Over Gillespie Airshow 2009
DATE: JUNE 7, 2009
| EL CAJON, CALIFORNIA
| 17 IMAGES
Wings Over Gillespie Airshow 2009 - June 7, 2009
One of the most unique features of the Gillespie Airport Airshow is the very impressive static aircraft display and up-close interaction with the aircraft. With the runway not far from the crowd line and the sun to your back, the Airshow provides many great photo opportunities along with military reenactments and simulations.
Hemet-Ryan Airshow 2009
DATE: MAY 30, 2009
| HEMET, CALIFORNIA
| 27 IMAGES
Hemet-Ryan Airshow 2009 - May 30, 2009
Home to the largest California Department of Forestry firefighting attack aircraft squadron, Hemet Airport's Airshow showcases these water dropping fighters along with a wide assortment of aerobatic and vintage aircraft.
Planes of Fame Airshow 2009
DATE: MAY 16-17, 2009
| CHINO AIRPORT, CALIFORNIA
| 229 IMAGES
Planes of Fame Airshow 2009 - May 16-17, 2009
One of the biggest vintage military aircraft airshows in the world, the Chino Airport Planes of Fame Airshow brings together ones of the largest gaggles of warbird aircraft in the airshow world. Each year features a theme with a performance of something incredibly rare or not seen in many years. Showcasing history at it's finest!
Planes of Fame Airshow - Preshow 2009
DATE: MAY 13-15, 2009
| CHINO AIRPORT, CALIFORNIA
| 22 IMAGES
Planes of Fame Airshow - Preshow 2009 - May 13-15, 2009
Arrivals for one of the largest airshows on the west coast can last several days leading up to the airshow. The entire week before the Chino Airport Planes of Fame Airshow is full of arriving aircraft from all over the United States and offers a unique close up view of the aircraft that will be performing and showcased at the Airshow.
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Riverside Airport Airshow 2009
DATE: MARCH 28, 2009
| RIVERSIDE AIRPORT, CALIFORNIA
| 71 IMAGES
Riverside Airport Airshow 2009 - March 28, 2009
Proving that even smaller airports can put together high class airshows, the Riverside Airport Airshow's lineup of performers spans from vintage military aircraft to modern fighter jets each year and never disappoints. Be it for the dazzling aircraft displays or the large Car Show on the ground, it's a show not to miss!
NAF El Centro Airshow 2009
DATE: MARCH 14, 2009
| EL CENTRO, CALIFORNIA
| 88 IMAGES
NAF El Centro Airshow 2009 - March 14, 2009
Often referred to as the start of the airshow season on the west coast, the winter training home and first airshow of the year for the USN Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Team offers a fantastic display of modern military aircraft and aerobatic performers. With the sun to your back the entire show, NAF El Centro offers some unique photography!
NAF El Centro Airshow - Preshow 2009
DATE: MARCH 13, 2009
| EL CENTRO, CALIFORNIA
| 89 IMAGES
NAF El Centro Airshow - Preshow 2009 - March 13, 2009
In the days leading up to the NAF El Centro Airshow each year, the USN Blue Angels and other Airshow performers fit in as much practice as possible the few days before. While the public is not allowed inside the base during the practice shows, it's become a tradition for many to watch and photograph the performers from outside the base.
Cable Airport Air Faire 2009
DATE: JANUARY 11, 2009
| CABLE AIRPORT, CALIFORNIA
| 84 IMAGES
Cable Airport Air Faire 2009 - January 11, 2009
One of the smallest airshows in Southern California, the Cable Airport Air Faire gives a different look to aviation, showcasing the more rare vintage and modern civilian aircraft. Along with a unique up close opportunity to see the aircraft take off really close to the crowd line, the show's car show compliments the exotic aircraft static displays.
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